Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Party and protest. A history of tear gas. How we help the body breathe. Today’s Anglo-American eugenics. The past and future of Latinx voters. BleachMan says, “Clean it with Bleach!” The radical quilting of Rosie Lee Tompkins. Froth, feathers, fluff: the history of the… Read more →

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Farmers’ Almanacs and Folk Remedies: The Role of Almanacs in Nineteenth-Century Popular Medicine

The Farmer’s Almanac has always been a staple book in my grandmother’s rural North Carolina household. Before deciding when she should plant her garden or what seeds she should put in the ground, she consults the almanac. She and her friends plan the community hog-killing by the moon phases in the almanac, believing that the… Read more →

Makers of Living, Breathing History: The Material Culture of Homemade Facemasks

Ten days into shelter-in-place orders after my kids’ schools closed, my family and I gathered around the table, staring at a mystery machine. The serendipitous early birthday gift from my mother-in-law – a sewing machine – had been meant for my sabbatical dream of learning to sew. Now, the material I had snagged from a… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Votes for colonized women. The history of the riot report. The rape kit’s secret history. Graveyards as green getaways. Disney wrestles with its racist past. A history of boxed mac and cheese. What Hollywood does to Asian actors. New graphic novel on the Tiananmen… Read more →